Facebook Home will eventually have ads in the Cover Feed

Facebook Home will eventually have ads in the Cover Feed
It has been no secret that Facebook is looking for more ways to monetize mobile. Mark Zuckerberg said as much on the topic, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Zuck has also admitted that while Facebook Home will not contain ads at first, it will eventually show advertising in the Cover Feed.

If you watched the announcement event, you'll have heard for yourself that Mark Zuckerberg said about Facebook Home that "there are no ads in this yet. I’m sure at some point there will be." He also implied that Cover Feed, the central hub of Facebook Home would be an area where we should expect to see ads. 

Even Google, the king of advertising hasn't gone as far as to put ads on the homescreen of devices. Amazon has done it with its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices though. Of course, Zuck now has public shareholders that he has to worry about, so monetization is more important than ever. Still, with the user info generated from Facebook Home, it should make for some valuable targeted marketing. 

source: The Next Web

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20 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

I wonder who's going to buy the Facebook Phone.

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it's a not a phone -_- it's a launcher that goes over you android device similar to a skin or a theme sort of thing

4. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

But ONLY on this phone. Mahn.

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

No, it's going to be able for download on the Play Store April 12th I believe; though only for a few devices at first, then support for different devices will come later

9. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Oh really? That's pretty cool.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yup, another cool thing is that I think the HTC First runs stock Android under the Facebook launcher, so if you were to uninstall that launcher (if you can), you'll have nice upper mid-ranged HTC device running stock Android 4.1.

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

I know that, but I think Facebook should of just made really good apps for all of the OS's instead of making Facebook Home. It's a gimmick.

2. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

*buys Facebook phone.....gets and ad of a newer (and most likely better) phone on the homescreen the whole time.* Terrible idea.

5. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You will get full screen ad and that's awesome.. LOL

6. WyclefJean

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

that will be entertaining for sure.

7. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Fantastic Innovative Reminiscing Super Totally Awesome That's the HTC First with Facebook Home Exclusive for AT&T

11. kazuya

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 03, 2013

and u r surely dumb....

17. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

no you're dumb, i'm just playing, don't make everything so seriously

13. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

this thing sucks im sure only 14 years old kids going to buy this

15. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

im 14 and im offended . im not one of those brainwashed kids who use facebook

19. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Sorry but you're 14 and you -will- be brainwashed. Brainwashed to hate facebook just because. Some have legitimate problems or concerns with Facebook. You probably just decided to camp in the 'cool because you hate it' clique and not the 'cool because you love it' crowd.

14. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Yea. I'll pass on Facebook home now. I prefer to give a few bucks to a smaller developer such as Nova, Apex, Action Launcher, and so on. Then have ads shoved down my throat.

16. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I was thinking of giving the launcher a try, but not if there are ads. Why the hell would someone want ads on their phone constantly?

18. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

If I wanna see commercials I'll watch tv.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

One more reason I wouldn't want it.

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